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CHEERS to the Revive Mission Project for volunteering at Associated Churches’ Neighborhood Food Network on June 10 and 11. Six Fort Wayne United Methodist churches spent three days focusing on area outreach – volunteering with Burmese families, rebuilding a deck and boxing food for the Neighborhood Food Network. Thank you for sharing time and talents to projects needing to be done.

MOLLY GRAY Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County

CHEERS to the hundreds who came out to the Deer Park Irish Pub to celebrate Coney Island’s 100th anniversary on June 7. A great time was had by all. More than 2,500 coneys were consumed. What a day and so family friendly!

TONY HENRY Owner, Deer Park Irish Pub

CHEERS to Rose and all at Kroger Marketplace on Dupont Road who do their jobs with such grace and pride. I am physically handicapped. Rose, the finest checkout person I’ve ever encountered, is so thoughtful and courteous. As I approach her aisle, she tells me to go sit down someplace comfortable. Then she checks out all of my groceries and hails a carryout person for me.


CHEERS to The Journal Gazette for the outstanding articles by Ernie Pyle on D-Day 70 years earlier. This was an eyewitness report and could not have been better.


CHEERS to the person or persons who so kindly bought our breakfast at Willie’s Family Restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised when the waitress told us we had a Secret Santa (in June no less). We have already paid it forward.

BERNIE and SUE HOLM Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the Fort Wayne TinCaps for recognizing the League for the Blind & Disabled as the community organization of the game on June 14. League staff and consumers were honored both on and off the field. The League captured this moment as an opportunity to present plaques in Braille of the Pledge of Allegiance to a contingency of U.S. veterans before the game. The plaques were donated by Chaplain Betty Lou Belschner, representing the Navy Club Ship 245 of New Haven.

JUDI LOOMIS Director of Marketing & Resource Development League for the Blind & Disabled

CHEERS to Terri Todd, manager of Anne’s Hallmark Shop in Northcrest Plaza. After shopping for a wedding gift, I returned to my car to find my husband so ill he couldn’t drive home. Todd, who had assisted me with my packages, drove us through town to our home in Waynedale. Her husband came to our house to drive her back to work. Kind, thoughtful people like these make our city and world a better place.